November 13, 2019 Subject:
Come to the Bank
Driving across country in my family's RV in the 90s, a rainy night bounding down the interstate somewhere in the Midwest. Hit play on the tape and... IT.... IS... LATER.... THAN.... YOU.... THINK
Listening to Come to the Bank in those conditions made me fall in love with OTR. I still get chills listening to it.
April 17, 2019 Subject:
I think the episode you want it is called "Corpse on the Town" it is an Inner Sanctum Mystery.
June 21, 2018 Subject:
Can't remember episode name
When I was a kid, I listened to Lights Out and Suspense and others and there was one episode that terrified me about a woman who found a corpse in her living room that later disappeared (was hidden under the couch?). The terror in her voice was surreal and it has stayed with me since. Does anyone know the episode I'm referring to? Or even which series it was? I've been trying to track it down with no luck :-/
May 23, 2018 Subject:
Episode dated 1943-09-07 is Lord Marley's Guest, not Ghost.
February 4, 2018 Subject:
Great Series! Wish someone would make new ones...
One of the best OTR series out there in my opinion, right up there with CBS Radio Mysteries.
I have noticed that a couple of the Titles are incorrect:
33: Across the Gap = Neanderthal
September 28, 2017 Subject:
Actually, the episode in question is Valse Triste! I was just listening to it yesterday actually, so that quote is quite fresh in my mind. It's a fantastic episode by the way, as is Haunted Cell. All in all a great series....only wish there were more surviving episodes!
September 15, 2017 Subject:
You inquiry is corfrect its a LIGHTS OUT EP.
Rich girl in Paris runs away to see the "REAL" Paris and gets into endless trouble with psychos. She ends up in sewer with a crazy guy sawing bones as jewelry and is always in shadows that's the last line he says to her.
I think its called IT HAPPENED?
September 14, 2017 Subject:
I've been getting into this over the last few days
I have a question: I stumbled upon a clip on YouTube that someone recorded in the static between AM stations and couldn't figure out what it was. I'd link it here but I'm not sure if that's allowed. Would anybody happen to know of an episode where a man says to a woman (who seems to be struggling) "I'm about to tell you my dear. I had a little accident. Look closely now. I haven't got a face"?
October 17, 2016 Subject:
Lights Out 1970s - KINK
I am not quite sure whether this is the correct Lights Out, but would anybody have recordings of the show on KINK-Portland, OR from the 1970s? The show then focused on smooth Jazz. I cannot find any recordings and would appreciate the help.
August 30, 2015 Subject:
Before you listen...
... actually turn out your lights. It really does open the mind!!
Just 1 guy's opinion but here in alphabetical order are a list of 11 candidates for the most memorable Lights Out episodes:
"Bathysphere" - Geo. Zucco, Hans Conried underwater cat & mouse
"Cat Wife" - Karloff's performance earns its reputation as best ever
"Chicken Heart" - the signature show, sheer audacity & imagination
"The Dark" - another masterpiece, most horrific of all perhaps
"Mungahra" - A+ vocal switch on HGW's "Pollock & the Porroh Man"
"Murder Castle" - another, very creepy Oboler milestone
"Oxychloride X" - outstanding science fiction premise
"Poltergeist" - excellent acting & moody, compelling story
"The Projective Mr. Drogan" - unique plot & character
"Revolt of the Worms" - the ultimate skin-crawler
""Ugliest Man in the World" - rightly famous, great ending
Too many runners-up to mention!!
Mention YOUR favorites!!
Good show, but 16Kbps is pretty low bitrate. Sounds bad.
October 6, 2014 Subject:
Why I'm a fan of old radio shows .
I really enjoy the old acting radio shows . It's like the minds eye is opened to envision a thought and to formulate a place or a time . Through the actors tone of voice and objects used to resemble action for creative sound effects. The writing of script is sometimes most impressive . To me it's like painting a picture while some one else is guiding the brush . All a person has to do is follow the story and enjoy the scenery .
October 5, 2014 Subject:
"Chicken Heart" and "The Dark"
these two files are not from the original radio run, rather they are recreations from the "Drop Dead" album Arch Oboler put out on Capitol Records in the early 1960s. I'd love to hear the original radio shows when they're found. A great recreation of "Chicken Heart", based on the original script, was done by the Gotham Radio Players a number of years ago.
BTW, the "Drop Dead" album is worth searching out, as it also contains "A Day At The Dentist", which is one of the scariest under three minute stories ever done, with an eerie turn by Harold Peary.
October 3, 2014 Subject:
Still Scary After All These Fears
The horror in these shows is amazing. Just listen to Tombstone or Valse Triste. Obler was truly ahead of his time.
September 23, 2014 Subject:
Most of these shows are misdated with re-done scripts as late as the 1970s being misdated as from the 1930s and 1940s. Through Jan. 1943, these are the only correctly dated shows on this page:
December 21, 2012 Subject:
The Chicken Heart
One of Bill Cosby's comedy records contains a retelling of a child frightened by a radio show.
For a long time I thought he had made up that 'Chicken Heart'.
PS: Fire and Jello.
December 19, 2012 Subject:
*Update*Wish the Audio Quality Was Better!
Such a shame because this is a more complete collection than the revival series 'The Devil and Mr. O' that is available here (Murder Castle and several others, for example), but the static and skipping on these recordings is just awful! I hope there's someone out there who can post better versions to replace the ones here. *It seems better versions were uploaded, not all are muffled after 'Cat Wife'.
Reviewer:Shade Jefferson Ford
December 18, 2012 Subject:
"We Dug It Up."
This one displays the formidable power of the ancient Kemetic(Egyptian) deities.
October 14, 2012 Subject:
Lord Marley episode mislabled
You have listed the Lord Marley episode as Lord Marley's Ghost. It should be "Lord Marley's Guest." It was originally aired in 1944-45 when Benito Mussolini was captured and executed by his political enemies. Arch Obler makes reference to this in relation to the moral of his story in which a philanderer and his mistress meet retribution from a sea monster.
September 15, 2011 Subject:
These are some of the best horror radio dramas ever! However, I must ask the poster of these shows, are they really in the public domain? If anyone has information on this I would greatly appreciate it!
March 11, 2011 Subject:
So happy to see these back on here! Great horror anthology series!!!!!!!!